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from al jazeera's headquarters in doha, this is the news hour. coming up in the next 60 minutes, libya's parliament building comes under attack in tripoli. the government is struggling to control militias. i felt disgusted. >> nigeria government under fire. i'm in london with the latest from europe, including race against the rising tide.
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rescue workers in the balkans struggle to help people escape the worst flooding in a century. the world's highest minimum wage, and what will it mean for the country's poor? we begin this news hour in libya where gunmen have stormed the general national congress building in the capital. witnesses say gunmen from these in-town brigades attacked the parliament building in the south of the city. there are reports of clashes elsewhere in tripoli. let's bring in omar who is in the libyan capital for us. a tense evening in tripoli. tell us about what's been happening outside the parliament building and elsewhere in the city. >> reporter: yes, very tense indeed. the gunmen who attacked or stormed the general national congress withdrew. there was pluming -- plumes of
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smoke and cars set on fire and there was the sound of heavy gunmen, anti-aircraft, anti -- also you have the situation very, very tense. we understand that -- >> okay. omar, we're having a few technical difficulties there with the connection in tripoli. hopefully we'll get omar with us in just a few minutes once again once we re-establish the connection. let's tell you about what's happening in libya right now. a broader picture how unstable the country has been since the revolution in 2011. the former rebels that helped to overthrow gaddafi are powerful across libya. in march they tried to ship a load of crude oil without the government's say-so. perhaps one of the most
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embarrassing incidents happened last year when libya's then prime minister was kidnapped by rebels and was released soon after. it highlighted the vulnerability of the central government and the instability is not helped by the number of the changes the country has went through since. there's been three prime ministers since march in libya. this is the latest to be sworn in. a planned constitution has not been written. we'll try to bring back omar from tripoli as soon as we have him back on al jazeera. let's move on to other world news now. turkish police have detained 18 people as part of an investigation into the country's worst mining accident. reports suggest that some of them are mining company executives. funerals meanwhile has been held for more than 300 people killed in the accident of town of soma last week. the government started an investigation after ending recovery efforts on saturday. mali's prime minister says
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his country is at war with separatists. he was in the country's north when the armed group kidnapped dozens of civil servants from a northern town. it also attacked the governor's office in the area. the prime minister was trying to revive peak ta-- peace talks wi the rebels. borneo is disappointed about how the government is dealing with a threat from boko haram. they're behind the kidnapping of more than 200 school girders. the growing frustration with the slow pace of efforts to rescue them. we have the report. >> reporter: he's the senator from borneo state, the epicenter of most of boko haram's attacks in recent years. he says he's unhappy with how the government is handling the crisis. >> i feel disgusted, and i feel very, very bad for a country like nigeria who has a lot of resources, a lot of man hourman
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and they cannot contain a small group? >> reporter: for the security forces, boko haram has represented new challenging. at times they're outgunned by boko haram fighters, something the senator says shunts be happening begin how well-funded the nigerian army is. >> between 2012 and 2013, we gave them about $1.5 trillion lira. 1.5 trillion translates into to about $10 billion. even if they were given just a quarter of that money, i am sure there wouldn't have been a complaint of lack of equipment to fight. >> reporter: for now boko haram continues its campaign of violence almost unhindered.
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it has killed thousands of people, but last month's abduction of 270 schoolgirls from the small village in born notice by the group gained global attention. now the war against boko haram, just like its attacks, could take a different dimension. at a security summit in the french capital of paris on saturday, nigeria and other countries agreed to share intelligence and coordinate their action against the group. >> boko haram will no longer find safe haven in chad, in niger or cameroon. it means that the jointless creates various nations walk together and recognizing that boko haram is an international phenomenon and needs to be stopped. >> reporter: while in nigerians support the outcome of the summit, they believe that the threat of boko haram will only
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disappear when the government here manages to reduce chronic poverty and unemployment in the country's north. al jazeera, nigeria. vietnam's government is trying to stop a wave of anti-china protests that have swept the country. relations between the two nations are at the lowest point in years after days of riots. china is sending five warships to rescue people caught up in the violence triggered by a land dispute in the south china sea. we have the latest from beijing. >> reporter: after days of often violent anti-chinese protests, the vietnamese authorities appear to be containing the disturbances. police broke up this small protest on sunday morning. the demonstrators are angry over china's refusal to halt its deep sea oil operations in waters claimed by vietnam. the intention today was to show support for the government's
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efforts to chase the chinese rig away from the waters. the skirmishes in the waters have went on for two weeks, and the worry is it could soon get out of control. like china, vietnam's government is also communist and tends to keep a lid on descent, but it was unable to stop days of violence in a third of the country's provinces. some attacked chinese-run factories, although many were, in fact, taiwanese owned. the trouble began when china moved an oil rig close to the islands occupied by china but claimed by vietnam. further south beijing is involved with a tussle with the philippines off the spratly islands. for now the focus is get the nationals out of vietnam. the government is sending five warships to speed up evacuation efforts. >> translator: we're sending very experienced people to vietnam.
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>> reporter: more than 3,000 chinese citizens have already fled the country. worried about the economic fallout, vietnam's government is promising to protect all investors. china and taiwan are among the biggest. whether they remain so is now in doubt. the response of china's government to the attack on its sit sfwlens has so far been restrained. there's no counterdemonstrations here. the authorities are unwilling to allow protests so close to the anniversary of the suppression of the student-led protests almost 25 years ago. adrian brown, al jazeera, beijing. there's much more to come on the al jazeera news hour including sri lanka marks five years since the end of the civil war, but the losing side is not remembered. also ahead, we look at the upcoming election in colombia and why young voters might be staying away. in sport, chaos at a spanish
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league game as fans clash. details later in sports. first, an egyptian court has jaileded more than 150 muslim brotherhood supporters for up to 15 years. the country is cracking down on the group in the lead-up to the presidential election. international election observers say they had to scale back plans to monitor next week's polls. the eu says the team hasn't been given permission to bring essential security and safety equipment. because of this, it will only send a small team to monitor polls in cairo. former u.s. president jimmy carter has warned egypt's transition to democracy is faltering. his organization will not be sending observers either. and al jazeera continues to nand the immediate relesion of its journalists that have been held in prison for 141 days. the trial of the three was
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adjourned again on thursday. they're accused of conspireing with the outlawed muslim brotherho brotherhood. al jazeera rejects all the charges against them. they're due back in court on may 22nd. the fourth detained al jazeera journalists says he will continue to refuse food. he's been held without trial since last august and has been on hunger strike for nearly four months. in a recent letter he confirms he was placed in solid tear confinement where attempts have been made to force-feed him. the authorities were trying to dents his resolve. to sri lanka, which is marking five years since the end of the civil war. the government held a victory parade for commemorations were forcibly broken up for the opposition. many in the north and east say they were unable to remember their dead. we have the report. >> reporter: five years after the defeat of the tigers by the sri lankian military, the
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victory parades continue. in the southern cities, tens of thousands of people flocked to catch a glimpse of their military heroes. the president sounded a positive note in his address. >> translator: what has been billed as a new country is easier to make decisions when the unity and peace among ethnic groups is strengthened. finding solutions is easier. new solution without unity is temporary. that is why some people are trying to deprive us of this unity and peace. >> reporter: the president has been under pressure to address allegations that his troops discovered war crimes during the final stages of the war, allegations he has denied. the government is particularly proud of its post-war achievements. rehabilitation, reconstruction and economic development. the president's brother who runs the defense ministry told al jazeera of the changes on the military front. >> we have withdrawn the military from places and we have
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the army stationed inside the barracks strategically located, which we have to do because of the security of the country. >> reporter: that announcement should be reassuring, but not everyone is convinced. the president said this military parade is a celebration of the victory of peace and not a celebration of the victory of war. for hundreds of people in the war-torn north and east the suffering still continues as they wait for some news about their missing loved ones. earlier this week i met this group in a northern town. each has a missing husband orson. >> translator: we went and handed them over. they were loaded onto buses and taken in front of our own eyes. are we supposed to keep quiet? >> reporter: the tiger fight irz also talk of difficulties in moving forward. this one lost a leg in the fighting. >> translator: if there's a problem somewhere, they'll find people like us and ask, were you
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there? did you see? there's some issue, and they always pick on us. >> reporter: over the past five years the government has poured billions of dollars into the former war zone. they say winning them over will take more than building roads and railways. giving them space to grieve their dead would be a start. for more on sri lanka visit or website. there you find in depth reports on sri lanka five years out including interactive features as well video and photo galleries. you can find all of that at dozens of palestinians in the occupied west bank are taking jewish settlers to israeli court accusing them of falsifying documents in order to seize their land. we have the report. >> reporter: the illegal outpost was home to 50 israeli families before it was evacuated in 2012. many of them have petitioned the courts insisting they bought the
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land legally from palestinians like mohammed's father, a claim he denies. >> translator: they said the land was sold to a palestinian, and that my father soemd him the land, which is not true. they say they have my father's signature. >> reporter: he says his father couldn't have signed it. the man was illiterate, and on that day he was in no condition to sign anything because he was on his deathbed. palestinian government records also show that the middle man doesn't exist. his case is not the only one. this lease from 2003 was declared a forgery by the israeli courts, primarily because the palestinian man who allegedly sold the land to the settlers died 50 years prior. israeli settlers insist they buy the land legally, and that some palestinians take the money but deny the sale later in order to save face and maybe even save their lives. >> a big part of the issue or
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the problem is that palestinian landowners feel threatened in their own community. they're threatened in a life-threatening situation where if they are found out to be selling land to jewish people, they could be killed. >> reporter: an israeli nongovernmental organization says it's not true. it accuses israeli settlers of using false documentation as a tactic even if the truth is shown later. >> you can see in the reports in all these claims even though they're not real help them to have another six months and another year for the outpost not to be evacuated. >> reporter: that's happening now. with at least five illegal structures currently sitting on his land, and he says it's about more than just property. it's about family. >> translator: it's an insult to the dead and the living because the dead can't defend
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themselves. >> reporter: he says that land and honor are the same, and that he won't give up on either. al jazeera in the occupied west bank. the worst flooding on record in the balkans has left at least 44 dead. for more on this let's go to the european news center. felicity. >> thousands of people are forced from their homes in seb serbia, bosnia and croatia. there's no way to predict how many people have died. we have the report from serbia now. >> reporter: in the air and on the ground the priority is to get to the old and the sick. this is an 88-year-old woman. we meet her after she was rescued by the serbian army. she tells us her house was submerged under a meter and a
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half of water. she was alone for days without food and drinking water. this is a massive logistical operation that is threatening to completely overwhelm serbia's emergency services. the serbian prime minister said the damage will cost the country billions of dollars. volunteers have joined the operation here. this man is a personal trainer from belgrade. he's here to help rescue those left behind. >> we're going to rescue the people. we don't know. it's about -- >> reporter: it's not clear how many people died here. every official tells us they have to wait for the waters to recede to see the real damage that was done. as you can see, some of the water is actually pulling back, but there are still many houses completely submerged by the flooding, and there's still many people who are waiting to be
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rescued. this man wouldn't give us his name. he says he's seen dead bodies, and he's angry at the authorities for not arriving earlier. >> translator: they came too late. we have no warning about what happened. the town is destroyed. it's so sad for us. we have no food and nowhere to live. >> reporter: in bosnia, another menace is hiding under the flood rubble. land mines from the war in the early 1990s. the fear is the floods are washing away riverbanks which have unexploded booby traps. the country's biggest power threat is under threat. the capacity at the tesla power plant have been cut. waters have reached the basement of the plant. a total shutdown would black out most of the country. for now it stopped raining, but the worry is there could be another flood surge from the
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river in bosnia. the ground is already saturated. people here are wondering where will all that water go. . now, with a vote that might have helped some of the poorest in one of the world's richest countries, but the swiss reje rejected plans for a new minimum wage. they voted down a proposal to create the highest minimum wage at almost $25 an hour. initial results suggest only 23% voted in favor of the proposal while an overwhelming 77% rejected the idea of such a high minimum wage. we're joined by the president of the young socialist party in switzerland. thanks for being with us on the program. would the proposal have had a better chance of being voted in had the minimum wage been set at much lower than this $25 an hour? >> hi, felicity.
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we hoped, of course, we would win this. we unfortunately lost, but i think it's important for your audience to know that we have power in switzerland. we have 30,000 people who are working 100% but still cannot live on their salary. >> opponents said switzerland has a low unemployment rate, and having such a high minimum wage could affect the jobs. some businesses might have had to cut back on staff because they couldn't afford to pay such a high wage. >> yes. we have this discussion everywhere in the world, but if you look at the database, there is no evidence that a minimum wage causes higher unemployment. i think it is not what a good economy is seen at by with high
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unemployment. you think you need to have fair salaries. you need to have workplaces in which everyone can work and live on their own salary. >> the collective bargaining system that many people say works very well in switzerland, why do you believe it doesn't well enough for the lowly paid? >> we're in favor of collective bargaining as well, of course, but we have the problem that half the people in switzerland down have collective bargaining and don't have a minimum wage. because of our compelling opponents of the minimum wage they're forced to say they're in favor of collective bargaining as well, that's something you and me will continue to make pressure to fight for better salaries for everyone by collective bargaining now. >> good to talk to you. joining us from switzerland, thank you for your time. we'll have more from europe
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later in the news hour. now it's back to doha. >> thank you very much. the campaign to decide who will be the president of colombia for the next four years ends on sunday. campaigning has been marred by spying and bribery scandals that overshadowed the major issues. we have the report from bogota. >> reporter: there are dirty neglective campaigns and colombia's politics. spying and allegations of payoffs from drug lords painted a presidential election seen as a referendum on the government's ongoing peace process with the rebel group farc. first the incumbent's campaign chief resigned. he allegedly received $12 million to act as a broker for drug lords hoping for extradition to the u.s. two days later it was his closest rival's campaign chief that quit in a computer hacking scandal.
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>> translator: they were trying to spy on the peace process. they were intercepting e-mails of negotiators and senators. >> reporter: finally the former president entered the contest saying she had evidence that santos 2010 campaign used drug money to pay off debts but offered no proof. >> i think this is not typical of economic campaigns, and it is the lack of salient issues being discussed or being contested about. this is making this a very dirty campaign. >> the scandals have overshadowed many crucial issues in the campaign like health or education reform or the bad state of the infrastructure in the country. that's why most people believe that the accusation will mostly likely already disenchanted voters away from the ballot boxes. these voters are calling for a presidential debate. something current president santos has avoided so far.
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>> translator: young voters see dirty tracks and slander as a way to run the campaign. that's unacceptable. we created this movement asking for real debates and civility. >> reporter: in this environment no candidate has been able to whip up much enthusiasm in the run-up to the vote on may 25th. while santos is still the front-runner, he's been shrinking in the polls, making a runoff almost certain. al jazeera, goeg at that. a building collapsed in north korea prompted a rare public apology from officials. it's estimated that hundreds of people are dead after an apartment block collapsed in pyongyang. the country's news agency said irresponsible supervision was to blame. around 92 families were living in the 23-story building. the leader of antigovernment protests in thailand says he will surrender to the
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authorities if he cannot successful overthrow the country's leaders. he said he will turn himself in on may 27th if he can't get a new prime minister installed. more mass rallies are planned for the coming days, and some protesters say they will fight on even if they lose their leader. now, take a look at the pictures from the international space station. they show the dragon capsule leaving the iss and departing for the pacific ocean. it belongs to the california-based company called spacex. it delivers supplies to astronauts on board. there's plenty more ahead on the al jazeera news hour. yemen calls on the west for help in its fight against al qaeda. artistic ambition, and we report from hong kong on an event. in sports a golfer gets better with age. 50 up and still winning.
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we'll have all the details coming up in sports. just stay with us. with joe berlinger >> you had a psychologically vulnerable teenager, you had aggressive investigators... it was a perfect storm >> put behind bars after making a false confession >> i prayed my innocence could be established, and i would be released >> what if you admitted to something you did not do >> the truth will set you free yeah don't kid yourself... >> the sys
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welcome back. you're watching the news hour on al jazeera. the government in libya stormed the general national congress building in the capital of tripoli. witnesses say fighters from the in-town brigades attacked the parliament building. the senator from born notice is disappointed in the kidnapping of 270 schoolgirls. they were taken by boko haram more than a month ago. at least 44 people have been killed in the worst flooding in more than a century in the balkans. thousands have been forced to leave their homes in serbia, bosnia and croatia. more now on the gun battle in tripoli. omar, bring us up to date with what's happening in tripoli. we saw earlier a very tense situation there.
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>> reporter: it reason mays tense. i'm hearing sporadic clashes, sounds of what appears to be bombings. we do understand from reports that anti-aircraft guns have been used, some rocket-propelled grenades are still used. the attackers that stormed the general national congress withdrew from that area. however, there are clashes in other parts of the capital of tripoli. the situation remains tense, but i have to say it calmed down a little bit compared to the last hour or so. >> it's not just tripoli, is it? there's the eastern city of benghazi where there's been violence the last few days, dozens killed there. tell us about what sparked this latest unrest. >> reporter: you're exactly right. the whole crisis started in benghazi on friday when forces
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loyal to retired general attacked two powerful militias stationed in benghazi. they say that those militias were extremists and terrorists, and that's why they launched the attack on them. now, the government in tripoli said that he was staging a military coup to topple the elected government, the elected general national congress. now, when it comes to the attack in tripoli a few hours ago against the general of the national congress, the attacking force did say they were part of the hafta forces, so it's very complicated. the situation is tense. the libyan authorities are saying that he's staging a coup and trying to assume power. >> these events certainly show how powerful the militias in libya remain two years after the revolution that they helped achieve that toppled omar gaddafi. there's a new prime minister in
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place, a third prime minister in libya since march. can he sung seed where the others have failed? can this new government rein in the militias and bring civility back to libya? >> reporter: well, that's the big question that everyone is asking. the irony is before the gunmen stormed the gnc today, members of the general national congress received a letter. the head of the gnc received a letter with a list of names proposed by the new prime minister. he has a tough job ahead. as you mentioned, a number of prime ministers failed to rein in the powerful militias, and basically those militias are refusing to hand in their weapons or even obey orders. the irony in all of this is that a number of those rebel groups didn't go within the libyan national forces. however, they're not obeying the orders from the chief of staff.
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they obey orders from their own commanders, so it's very chaotic, if you will. the prime minister has a huge deal to deal with. he needs to let the oil flee, because remember, there are other ministers who stopped and seized oil ports and deprived libya from much-needed revenue. he has a tough job ahead of him. >> indeed. we hear the gunfire behind you. omar is reporting live from the libyan capital. we'll keep a close eye on the situation. in yemen the military is staging the largest defense in years against al qaeda. the country is struggling to pay for it and is asking for western governments to help. we have this report. >> reporter: yemen's southern provinces are now battle groundses. a large military operation
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against al qaeda is under way. the army is making gains. it has recaptured some areas where these fighters established a state of their own with a leader, a judiciary and an army. yemen's foreign minister says his government will not let al qaeda destabilize the nation's political transition. >> al qaeda has created a threat for the transition itself. that's when -- second, of course, is always threatening the stability of yemenites for investments. the government could not just stand and watch. >> reporter: these soldiers are celebrating recent victories. yemen's army has been divided and weakened by years of instability and conflict. it's now under pressure to win the latest battle, but that
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requires huge resources, which i am pov riched yemen cannot afford. >> because of the extensive operations on yemen's budget and military, it really ruins the abilities, yet, we are continuing with these actions in order to really preserve the safety of our citizens and security of the country. we hope that knowing the magnitude of the challenge we face that we'll get more support. >> the fighting is mostly led by these fighters, but lately saudi arabia and the u.s. say they are stepping in one way or another to help defeat one of the al qaeda's most efficient affiliates outside of afghanistan and pakistan. yemen's president says his country is in an open war with al qaeda, a war that may turn very costly if the fighting
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continues for a long period. officials here are very frustrated. they have been expecting the international community to deliver substantial financial and military support at this very critical moment for the country. al jazeera, sanaa. >> let's bring in the director of the institute for gulf affairs and he joins us live from washington, d.c. thank you very much for being with us on al jazeera. the yemeni foreign minister is asking for more help. will we see more help from the americans? will they step in with financial aid? >> i think the americans have been stepping in with financial aid in terms of supporting the yemeni military's fight against al qaeda in the south of the country especially, but in terms of the economic assistance that was promised in 2012 in the london conference, much of that has not been -- has not
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materialized, and i think yemen's challenge is bigger than al qaeda. the challenges are economic and development. just a few days ago the united nations stated that more than half the yemeni population is in need of direct aid. that's the challenge that the donor countries schuck focus on. >> you think yemen doesn't think the efforts are enough for the international community to support it on other fronts? >> i think so far the promises have not materialized, and as a poor country, yemen really cannot afford to focus most of its resources or large parts of its resources on fighting al qaeda. military action is not the only answer that the yemeni government has. i'm worried that after the al qaeda is defeated or a major campaign is completed, another target will be created for the
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military to engage them into another war. yemen has suffered enough of wars in the past 20 years. i think it's time for reconciliation and focusing the resources of the country on the economic and social development. >> certainly it hasn't been easy. the political transition is fragile and rebuilding the country after the revolution hasn't been easy. what do you think needs to happen to prevent yemen from descending into widespread conflict and also going bankrupt? >> really, this is a question for the powers that are active inside yemen led by the united states and the gulf countries, iran as well. these countries have to come to an agreement that yemen and its stability and it's reconciliation takes priority instead of fighting one group or another. i'm worried that after the al
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qaeda -- al qaeda is attacked, then the -- maybe some gulf countries will say we have to attack the southern movement. we go into this cycle of violence that is never-ending. i think now it's really time to give these people who are in dire need of aid and development a priority. >> very good to hear your thoughts. thank you for joining us. he's the director of the institute for gulf affairs in washington, d.c. a series of bombings in iraq has killed at least 15 people. police say a blast at an outdoor market in the town of mamdia left four dead. other were killed in a baghdad suburb and in a northern city. just a week to go before ukrainians vote for a new president, but with so much violence in the east of the country can it really be free and fair? let's go back to europe for more. >> al jazeera has seen evidence that pro-russian separatists are
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trying to disrupt the poll by closing down local government buildings. we have the report from the city in the east where some people say they're too scared to go to the polling stations. >> in the russian-speaking east, campaigning ahead of the presidential election is well under way. separatists operating state buildings have declared an independent republic say people here aren't going to vote. the newly appointed the prime minister of the peoples republic is tasked with organizing the vote for quitting. >> translator: people are just leaving these so-called polling stations, the election commissions, and going home. there's no pressure on them. it's simple. these elections are not interesting to anybody. >> reporter: the moscow-born is hoping his troops won't use force to stop the vote. according to one election monitoring group, they're already trying to do just that.
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>> six or ten people come to the commission. they went to the building with their guns, with their rifles and said that now they have a republic and it is illegal to organize with a presidential election of ukraine. >> reporter: he said 6 out of 22 electoral offices in the region have been shut down. we found one of them. the sign says that the electoral commission responsible for the city district is not working. the gate isn't locked, but there's no one inside. while looking for someone to speak to, we found a sign with a flag of the doenesk peoples republic. it says the officers inside has been sealed. although life continues as normal for many, the volatility of the region isn't going
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unnoticed. fears of next sunday's vote aren't easily batted away. >> translator: i'm worried about my safety at the polling station. there could be provocation. some people using force. >> translator: for us this peoples republic doesn't make sense. >> reporter: the central election commission is prepared with thousands of monitors on stand-by and is urging people to vote. one poll shows that in the east more than 32% of people plan on staying home, and another 31% aren't sure who to vote for or whether they will vote at all. the fears could hurt election day by fueling the calls the outcome isn't representative. jerome is heading back to france to start a three-year prison term. the 37-year-old was convicted with fraud after losing $6.7 billion in 2008.
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he had claimed he was going to refuse to return to france and protest the treatment. he spent two months walking around europe to draw attention to his case and is asking president francois hollande to intervene. more than 35,000 exhibition spaces right around the world are celebrating international museum day. special events are held to try to attract people who wouldn't normally visit. we have more from london. >> reporter: it's 5:15 early evening, and a body discovered in london. who committed in murder is a mystery, and the clues are hidden in the egyptian collection. >> you see things are better for me than to read things. >> reporter: young adults are noticeably absent under the museum population and they try hard to get them through doors. once they were once full with glass cases and silence, now
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there's often music with bandwidth technology and even live habitats. about 5.5 million people visit the museum every year. that's about 22,000 a day. despite the crowds here and at museums around the world, it's still hard to keep them interested. >> we have a free museum. you don't have to pay. >> reporter: britain's government sponsored some museums so they're free to visit, but in return, they have to draw a wide audience. >> it gives people the amazing opportunity to meet scientists and see some of the nearly 80 million specimens from behind the scenes for themselves. get their hands on those objects with handling activities. >> reporter: across london there's plenty to handle. this was a five-year restoration. ravaged by fire in 2007, the director says it's more than a
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museum but a experience with an annual turnover of $1.46 million. >> we invite people to come here. we do exit surveys and tracking surveys and focus group work to try and get a sense of what people want. >> reporter: research, a key part of a museum's arsenal, to keep an ever-changing audience coming back for more. that's the latest news from europe. it's back to doha now. >> hau very much inches hong kong is in the grip of contemporary art fever. a showcase event is pulling in artists and collectors from around the world. rob mcbride reports. >> reporter: it's not what hong kong's office blocks are used to. installation artist bass turns a whole floor into a bunker-themed poker bar. >> we cooked up this idea, which was to set up a space in the city. >> reporter: he's one of a growing number of up and coming
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local artists given a stage in this week of art. >> there have been artists in hong kong doing contemporary art since the '60s and '50s. it's just that people weren't aware of it. >> reporter: they are starting to get aware now, once they have got to fwrips with the modern definitions of art frment often baffling to some in this conservative city, it's baffling to many. around hong kong there are signs those attitudes might be changing. after years of delays the government is moving ahead with a museum for modern art. despite inflated property prices, old buildings are converted into creative spaces and boutique galleries are flourishing. >> it's like everything slowly moves together. >> reporter: it has made morgan wong decide to move back here, setting up home in one of the last unspoiled corners of hong kong, a place to be creative. this is the result. his biggest work. he admits it has some people
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puzzled. >> they see nothing. they see nothing. the photographer hates the work because it's just seemingly nothing. >> reporter: that's because they're not looking close enough. a work of so-called duration of performance, the white wall is, in fact, indented with the shapes of 50,000 tiny flags painstakingly peeled off to leave their mash. in so doing he's making his impression on the developing art scene. stay with us on al jazeera. sports is coming up next. nadal and jovovich serve up a thriller. details off the break. do stay with us.
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we have the latest on sports. >> thanks very much. some worrying pictures are coming out of spain. up to 25 people have been injured after a railing collapsed during a crucial la ligamatch. the home side needed at least a win if they were to avoid a relegation from the la liga. it happened in the 12th minute when he opened the scoring. while celebrating, home fans caused a railing to collapse and it resulted in 25 injuries. fortunately, none of them appear to be serious at this stage. the game had to be suspended for 35 minutes as supporters were carried away. it did begin again. they scored a second goal, and they did get a goal back. they win 2-1 but it was to no
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avail as both sides were regular gated because al maria just avoided the drop after they held athlet lehleti athletico to 1-0 at home. they were one position from relegation. the other ren gated team lost 1-0 at home to grenada. this is a goal summing up their season. 1-0 is the final score there. so let's have a look at the bottom of the table. real bitsiste is relegated and think take on the last game of the season. that takes up in a few minutes time. they're safe in the knowledge they will be in the league next season no matter the result. italian champions yuentes
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received their trophy giving their 100% home record intact and becoming one of only a handful of european clubs with more than 100 points. more matches have kicked off. they have completed the domestic league in germany beating ba ris sa 2-0 in the german cup final. it went to extra time before goals from robbins and mueller decided again in their favor. this was still a difficult season. >> translator: my journal is not good enough to persuade my players, and to win after my dear colleague won three titles lass year. >> reporter: every coach has
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different ways to use all the players. he's right. i am a coach with my own ideas. arsenal is parading the first trophy for nine years around the streets of north london. they brought in an open top to show the famous trophy to the fans. the manager suggested it's his most important trophy and has confirmed he will sign a new contract in the coming days following the 3-2 win in the wembley final. now maybe a start to the athletic season, but justin gatlin is looking good over 100 meters. the former olympic champion wearing blue tops the fastest time of the year so far winning the diamond league event in shanghai at 9.92 seconds. the american has much more left in the tank. there was a big shock in the men's javelin.
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egypt set a new african record on his way to the title in shanghai with a show of 89.21 meters. tennis. now that jovovich beat nadal, he was looking for his eighth title in the italian capital and he looked to be on course claiming the first set 6-4. jovovich fought back to take the next two sets, 6-3 and 6-2 in two hours and 20 minutes to claim the third rome total and put pressure on nadal. mark marquez has written another chapter in the history books. the spaniard has won the french grand prix to become the first reading since 1972 to win the opening five races of the motogp season. the rexal honda rider overcame a difficult start to take the checkered flag. batista took a final podium
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place. >> there was more of a gap, and i was pushing 100%. when i got to him, he expected a little more, but he had more mistakes and after that i saw that was trying to open the gap. in one section to the other end, and he's the oldest winner on the european tour at the age of 50 after claiming the spanish open. you finished the final grown tied with green and peters to force a playoff. he's opponents only made bogies on the first extra hole while he managed to make par to claim his 21st title overall, with 14 of those since he turned 40. the nba eastern conference finals will get underway in just a few minutes time. the indiana pacers take on the miami heat in game one of their series. that begins in just about half an hour. the pacers are intent to
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stopping miami from clenching a third straight championship title. >> we've got elite defenders on this team, a lot of guys that guard their positions. we have size and the speed, athleticism. you know, we got everything to, you know, match up well for this team. you know, just things like that. for us, you know we get the best shot, and we can't go for their pass game. they're here no matter how they got here. every road is different, and you know, we're not like that. >> the new york rangers have a stunning performance in game one of the nhl eastern conference finals and beat the canadiens 7-2 in montreal. it was the worst playoff defeat for the canadiens since 2002. california chrome won preakness stakes in baltimore to remain on course for the triple crown. with the jockey espinosa they
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won the kentucky derby and they have the belmont stakes next month. the last horse to compete the feat was way back in 1978. it's 2011 tour de france winner has retained the lead after stage nine going into the rest of the day. another former tour de france winner leads the tour of california. bradley wiggins has a 30-second overall lead. sunday's final 122 kilometers eighth stage will start and finish in thousand oaks in los angeles. that is your sports. i'll have more later. >> thank you very much, raul. scientists in argentina say they have found the remains of one of the largest dinosaurs on earth. the fossils are that of a dinosaur, and test results show they date back to around 19 million years ago. scientists say it would have measured 40 meters from head to tail. more news on al jazeera. do stay with us.
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there are enormos costs to having this ongoing surveil an. >> gleann greenwald has led the he said more revelation are yet to come? >> among the biggest stories are left to be reported. >> the journalist believes there is a limit to the public's right to know. everybody acknowledges some limited discriminating. it's out with a new book "no place to hide"ch